|[April 24, 2012]
Research and Markets: South Africa - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts - 2012
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gst7qw/south_africa_mob)
has announced the addition of the "South
Africa - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts"
report to their offering.
South Africa has a vibrant mobile market that has seen rapid uptake
since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. With market
penetration back above 100%, the network operators - Vodacom (News - Alert), MTN, Cell
C and Telkom SA - are increasingly forced to find innovative ways of
distinguishing themselves from the competition in order to gain and
retain customers. In addition, Virgin operates in te market as a MVNO.
3G/HSPA mobile broadband services rival available DSL fixed-line
offerings in terms of both speed and price, and have consequently
outpaced them in terms of subscriber numbers. All four operators are
preparing the introduction of the next generation of mobile technology,
LTE (News - Alert) (also referred to as 4G), but are being held back by delays with
suitable frequency spectrum allocations.
While emerging as the country's leading broadband providers, the major
mobile operators are also branching out into fixed-lines, fibre backbone
networks, international fibre connectivity, mobile banking and
entertainment in a rapidly converging environment. Fixed-line incumbent
Telkom SA has reacted by launching its own mobile network.
Companies covered in this report:
- MTN (News - Alert)
- Cell C
- Virgin Mobile
- Telkom SA (Heita, 8ta).
Key Topics Covered:
1. Synopsis (News - Alert)
2. Overview of South Africa's mobile market
3. Regulatory issues
4. Mobile handsets, smartphones
5. Major mobile operators
6. Mobile data services
7. 3G and 3.5G (HSPA)
8. LTE (4G)
9. Mobile content and applications
10. Forecast - mobile subscribers - 2013, 2016
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gst7qw/south_africa_mob.
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